Investing for sustainable development

Hygiene & Nature benefits from its own laboratory, in France, with its research teams.Research and development promoting quality and innovation

Hygiène & Nature boasts its own laboratory in France with its own research teams. The company develops its own formulas and takes part in research programmes, especially with a view to obtaining marketing authorisations.

Working on behalf of Hygiène & Nature and Compagnie du Midi, our R&D laboratory and engineers are attentive to what users have to say. They carry out systematic product-testing campaigns, in partnership with specialised or university laboratories, to develop long-term projects and present standardisation and certification documentation for the relevant products.

They conduct an on-going technological and regulatory watch.

Our certifications and labels mean we can constantly control our innovations.

Hygiène & Nature is a member of AFISE, the French Association of Detergent Industries, and contributes to legal and regulatory developments in the sector. The company is also a member of the responsible chemistry programme within the UIC (Union of Chemical Industries), which is committed to safety and the environment.

Investing in industrial equipment and our workforce to transmit our know-how.

We regularly invest in our production sites and upgrade the manufacturing processes and flow management. The quality approach is ubiquitous throughout the production and packaging circuit. The different production sites receive regular investment to help them comply with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and to maintain their quality management system in line with the ISO 9001 standard.

The Prodef group has also invested in renovating Savonnerie du Midi to preserve traditional Marseille soap-manufacturing expertise. In 2018 it opened a museum dedicated to soap together with a shop.

La Savonnerie du Midi
Museum – Marseille saop
The Marseille Soap – Museum and shop
New materials – The Marseille Soap factory